Gísli Pálsson, 1949-. Introduction: Text, life, and saga

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Introduction: Text, life, and saga

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph From sagas to society : comparative approaches to early Iceland, edited by Gísli Pálsson

Published By: Original publisher From sagas to society : comparative approaches to early Iceland, edited by Gísli Pálsson Enfield Lock, Middlesex, UK: Hisarlik Press. 1992. 1-25 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication =Gísli Pálsson

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2004. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Early Icelanders (EQ02)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Reviews and critiques (114); Verbal arts (5310); Status, role, and prestige (554); Districts (634);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The Icelandic sagas have been extensively studied as pieces of text, as literarly and historical documents, and as potentially valuable sources of ethnographic information on early Iceland and medieval Scandinavia. As a source of cultural data, this essay examines the sagas from the standpoint of how they can be used to extract information about social life and its transformation, and their ethnographic and historical validity.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 11

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. eq02-011

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: For bibliographical references see document 10: [Gísli Pálsson]

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Social Anthropologist-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 2002

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). medieval period

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Iceland

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Icelanders

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